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Ricky Gervais to peddle potions on ABC's musical 'Galavant'

Funny man Ricky Gervais has landed a guest-starring role on ABC’s midseason musical comedy Galavant, EW has learned exclusively.

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'Derek' trailer: Ricky Gervais says 'be nice to animals' -- VIDEO

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Derek‘s coming back to Netflix with six brand new episodes, and now there’s a trailer to tide you over until the May 30 premiere date.

In the mockumentary-style series, Ricky Gervais stars as a sweet man named Derek who works at a retirement home with a group of outsiders who all bond over their rejection from society.

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'Derek' season 2 gets premiere date on Netflix

Get ready for more Ricky Gervais…er, Derek.

The comedian’s Netflix show, Derek, received a second season, which will premiere Friday, May 30. As has become the standard for Netflix, all six episodes of season 2 will be available to watch at once.

A bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on society’s margins, Derek “centers around Derek Noakes (Gervais), a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through,” according to an official description. “Derek cares deeply for the home’s residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like.” READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais is 'Derek': Watch a sneak peek of his Netflix series -- VIDEO

Netflix seems to be taking this whole “original content” thing very seriously.

After nabbing some major Emmy nominations and showing Hollywood that it’s a force to be reckoned with, Netflix has acquired comedian Ricky Gervais’ new show, a mockumentary-style comedic drama called Derek. The show has been met with some criticism over in the U.K., mostly due to the fact that Gervais’ character is seemingly disabled, but it looks like Netflix is ready for a Sept. 12 debut.

Gervais stars as the titular character, a sweet man working as a caretaker for the elderly. The trailer looks like a depressing Office episode, so consider me signed up. Check it out below:
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Ricky Gervais series 'Derek' gets Netflix premiere date

Ricky Gervais’ U.K. show Derek will premiere on Netflix Sept. 12, EW has confirmed.

The controversial comedy stars Gervais as Derek, a nice man who appears to have a few issues. Unsurprisingly, the show has received a fair amount of criticism in the U.K. for the portrayal; U.S. fans will now be able to judge for themselves. All seven 30-minute episodes of the first season will be available to stream at 12:01 a.m. PT on Sept 12. An upcoming second season of the show has been ordered in the U.K., which will presumably also eventually find its way to Netflix in the U.S.

“A bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on society’s margins, Derek centers around Derek Noakes (Gervais), a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through.  Derek cares deeply for the home’s residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like.  Working alongside Derek is Dougie, his landlord who is one of life’s unlucky individuals; Kev, a loveable train wreck; and Hannah, a care worker in the home and Derek’s best friend. She is smart, witty and hard-working, but unlucky in love, and, like Derek, always puts other people first.”

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David Brent lives! Ricky Gervais revives 'Office' boss -- VIDEO

Steve Carell may have no interest in bringing back Michael Scott — but his counterpart across the pond apparently has no such qualms.

The Office creator Ricky Gervais has revived David Brent — the obnoxious, needy boor at the center of the show’s original British incarnation — for a short “mini episode” called The Office Revisited. “It has been 10 years since we last saw David Brent,” Gervais explained in a statement. “I thought it was time to revisit my most famous comedy creation to find out what he’s been up to for the last decade and most importantly what he’s up to now.” Check out a teaser for David’s triumphant return below:

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Ricky Gervais in 'Derek' -- Watch the trailer for the new comedy series

Sometimes it seems like England gets all the cool stuff — The Beatles, texting, Downton Abbey — just a little bit earlier. Back in April, the UK got a glimpse of Ricky Gervais’ new series Derek when a pilot episode aired on England’s Channel 4. Written and directed by Gervais, the mockumentary-style comedy about a nursing home caretaker drew mixed reviews and no small amount of criticism for Gervais’ portrayal of a learning disabled character. Still, the boundary-pushing project got a 2013 series order from Channel 4 and was preemptively picked up by Netflix for Gervais’ US fans — who can finally get their first look at it in a new teaser trailer that the comedian tweeted out yesterday.

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Ricky Gervais 'hands over the reins' to Tina Fey, Amy Poehler as Golden Globe co-hosts -- EXCLUSIVE

Ricky Gervais may have scared the pants off of A-listers as the snarky, saucy host of the Golden Globe Awards for the past three years, but he good-naturedly said Tuesday he decided to pass the baton to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as co-hosts of next year’s Golden Globes.

In pure Gervais style, of course, he threw some pointed barbs in.

“Good luck to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes. After failing three years in a row to make E! Channel’s Best Dressed list, I decided to hand over the reins,” said Gervais in an exclusive statement to EW. “Let me know if you run out of Scientology gags.” READ FULL STORY

'Sherlock, Maggie Smith, 'Modern Family' score BAFTA TV nominations

Downton Abbey‘s Maggie Smith, Modern Family, and Ricky Gervais’s An Idiot Abroad all scored nods for the 2012 BAFTA TV awards. The most nominations went to serial killer thriller Appropriate Adult (not yet broadcast in the U.S.), which netted five noms including acting awards for its stars Dominic West, Emily Watson, and Monica Dolan (Never Let Me Go). Modernized Holmes-and-Watson mystery Sherlock followed close behind with three nominations for leads Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, plus Andrew Scott as the diabolical Moriarty. Smith will compete to win Best Supporting Actress, while her co-star Hugh Bonneville, though not nominated for Downton, earned a nod for the comedy program Twenty Twelve. READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy': See Ricky Gervais as a wisecracking dolphin who ridicules Peter -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Dolphins are often portrayed by Hollywood as the gentle geniuses of the sea. (See: Flipper. Um, don’t see: The Day of the Dolphin.) So we’ve been more than curious to check out Ricky Gervais’ take on the magical marine mammal, which will be unveiled on Sunday’s episode of Family Guy. The comedian—who also stars in the HBO comedy Life’s Too Short, debuting the same night — is voicing Billy Finn, a pun-loving dolphin who seems to enjoy tormenting Peter, who accidentally fished him out of the water. To get a preview of Billy and go behind the scenes of Gervais’ recording session, click on the video below. As it turns out, Gervais is not only a huge fan of the animated Fox comedy, he has “always wanted to play an annoying dolphin.” Warning: Video contains a naked Peter and several related insults from Billy (“Do you hear the word morbidly a lot?”). READ FULL STORY

HBO renews 'The Ricky Gervais Show'

HBO’s low-fi animated series The Ricky Gervais Show is getting a third season.

The series hasn’t been much of a ratings draw for the network, but Gervais is a good brand fit for HBO and the show — which animates the popular podcast hosted by Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington — is not expensive to produce. The show is currently airing on Friday nights. 

The hottest Ricky Gervais photo you've ever seen

Here’s how NBC is promoting its coverage of the Golden Globes, which airs next Sunday, Jan. 16. From the back cover of this week’s issue of EW comes this smokin’ pic of host Ricky Gervais. Full-size photo after the jump… READ FULL STORY

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